Connecting Parents’/ MSPCC
Announces the June 2015 Topic Training
“PTSD IN CHILDREN AGES 4-12”
Connecting Parents’ will be presenting
Kathleen Boucher, R.N., M.Ed., Curry B.S.N. Student
Kathleen has worked as both a nurse and a social worker with children that have been affected by PTSD. She has noted that “without intervention and treatment these children may become clinically depressed, turn to substance use/abuse or be offenders of violent assaults/sexual or physical abuse, themselves. Early Intervention and treatment are key for children.
Anyone who is a care provider of children should be aware of the signs and symptoms of PTSD.”
SAVE THE DATE
Monday, June 22, 2015
Canton Public Library
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Join us to listen, ask and learn…These trainings are sponsored by Connecting Parents’, an MSPCC (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) program funded by the MA Department of Mental Health. These trainings are free of charge and open to all.
Think:Kids Introductory Training in Sharon, MA
Think:Kids, a program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has partnered with the Sharon Middle School to offer a one-day training program featuring Dr. Tai Katzenstein and Dr. Larry Epstein. This one-day introductory training provides a foundation for professionals and parents interested in learning the evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with behavioral challenges called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). This training serves as the prerequisite for our professional intensive training seminars (Tier 1 and Tier 2).
Think Differently: A New Approach for Parenting, Teaching and Treating Children with Behavioral Challenges
Thursday, June 11th, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Temple Sinai | Sharon, MA
Presenters: Dr. Tai Katzenstein and Dr. Larry Epstein
Please contact Ysis Moreira at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-643-9331 if you have any questions regarding the training seminars above.
The CPS approach provides a new way of understanding and helping kids who struggle with behavioral challenges. Challenging behavior has traditionally been thought of as willful and goal oriented which has led to approaches that focus on motivating better behavior using reward and punishment programs. If you've tried these strategies and they haven't worked, this workshop is for you!
At Think:Kids we have some very different ideas about why these kids struggle. Research over the past 30 years demonstrates that for the majority of these kids their challenges result from a lack of crucial thinking skills when it comes to things like problem solving, frustration tolerance and flexibility. The CPS approach, therefore, focuses on helping adults teach the skills these children lack while resolving the chronic problems that tend to precipitate challenging behavior. Through lecture, videos, case examples and role plays this one-day training will help you shift your thinking and approach to foster positive relationships with these children and encourage growth in areas of self-regulation, communication and problem solving.
NECC (New England Center for Children) Parent Education Series
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Why Children with Special Needs Behave the Way They Do: The ABC's of Motivation and Reinforcement
Free and open to the public!
Low Vision Technology Fair
When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Easter Seals Technology Center, NPC Building 1st floor, 89 South St. Boston, MA 02111
Vendors from various low vision companies will be on hand to show their latest devices in the area of low vision and blindness. Here is a list of the participating vendors so far.* Freedom Scientific and ABiSee
* New England Low Vision and Blindness
* Perkins Solutions
* Perkins Talking Book Library
* The Carroll Center Store
This event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) and Easter Seals Assistive Technology Regional Center (ATRC) and is open to the public.
Contact: Cathy Bly 617-226-2634 email@example.com for further information.
Easter Seals Youth Leadership Network (YLN) invites young people with disabilities to join others and participate in group projects, activities, and discussions, designed to help prepare youth to transition from high school to adulthood. If you are a young person with a disability between the ages of 14-26, we hope to see you at an upcoming YLN meeting; it’s never too late to join!
Summer it finally here! In June groups will talk about summer fun ideas. With the 25th anniversary just a month away we will also talk about upcoming celebrations.
Saturday June 6th
1:00 to 3:00
Easter Seals Boston Office
89 South St Boston 02111
Parents are also invited to stay for a parent group, covering topics related to transition services and program for youth with special needs. This month’s workshop presented by Commonwealth Finical Group will provide a comprehensive overview of both the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and special needs trusts. We will discuss the ABLE Act’s impact on special needs planning, its benefits, and its limitations. The potential need for a special needs trust, strategies in funding, and working with an attorney will also be presented. See attached brochure for details.
Parents are also invited to stay for a parent group, covering topics related to transition services and program for youth with special needs.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Desi Forte at 617-226-2855.
We can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EasterSealsYouth
Self-Determined, Safe, and Social
For Children & Youth with Autism A Conference For Parents and Providers
9am to 3pm, Boston Children’s Hospital @ Waltham Deveber Conference Room
Sponsored by: Children's Hospital
9:00-9:50 Welcome and Legislative/Policy Updates Spring 2016
David Helm, PhD, Program Director, ICI/LEND
10:00-10:50 Self-determination and Self-advocacy Through the Life Span
Stelios Gragoudas, EdD, Research Associate II, ICI/LEND
Ian Huer, Self-advocate
11:00-11:30 Wandering, Bolting, and other Unsafe Behaviors
Nancy R. Sullivan, PhD, Associate Director of Pediatric Psychology, Developmental Medicine Center, Boston Children's Hospital
11:30-12:00 The ALEC Program – An Overview
(Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition)
The ALEC Program – An Overview
(Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition) Michelle Maffeo, Boston Police Department
12-1:00 Lunch (box lunch provided)
1:00-1:50 Widening the Circle: Advancing Friendships
Jim Ross, The Arc of Massachusetts
2:00-2:50 Resources for Children and Adolescents with Autism
Neal Goodman, MS, Program Coordinator, Resource Specialist, Developmental Medicine Center, Boston Children's Hospital Evaluations
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to participants at the end of the day
Everyone is invited to our
Annual Celebration of Successes and Planning
for the next year
ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS and CONFIRMATIONS OF SCHOOL BUILDING LIAISONS
June 2, 7PM-9PM
Mr. Dooleys, Cohasset
Join us for dinner or just a beverage
(each person pays their own bill).
We look forward to seeing new faces, energy and ideas!